Friday, October 3, 2014

Barbie Best Fashion Friend Nikki is Over 2 Feet Tall!

Barbie Best Fashion Friend Nikki is over 2 feet tall (Internet-captured photo)
Have you seen her?  I was just informed by a Facebook friend about Barbie Best Fashion Friend Nikki. According to Just Play (a toy manufacturer/distributor for several major toy brands) Barbie Best Fashion Friend Nikki shipped out to Toys R Us stores in August and it is uncertain if the dolls will be sold at ToysRUs.com. 

The doll is described in the image above as follows:
Standing over 2 ft tall, this is Barbie’s B.F.F Nikki at her best, never looking more beautiful or fashionable. Nikki is articulated and comes with a stylish removable fashion. Nikki comes with the hottest fashion, the most fab shoes and a brush to style her hair. Nikki's gorgeous hair is styled with a braid, and she features beautiful rooted eyelashes. Ages 3 and up.
I was told the price is around $28 to $34 dollars, but if you search eBay, you will find sellers asking double this amount!  If you want Nikki for yourself or for a little one, check your local Toys R Us stores first. The doll is not available at the store nearest me.  I am sure they will be plentiful before Christmas.

Barbie and Teresa are also included in this line.  

Thanks AW for the heads up!  I am looking forward to seeing your doll's makeover after you find it. 

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10 comments:

  1. I saw her at a Costco. She looks like a cheap plastic doll. I definitely passed on it. Wasn't anything special.

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    1. Thanks, Robotica. I'd still like to see it in person. Could you tell if the doll was actually articulated?

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    2. It definitely wasn't articulated otherwise I would've bought it and posted pics on my blog. That would've made it interesting cuz I've never seen that before. But it would've been a lot more expensive if it was. Knees and elbows and wrists definitely couldn't bend. It looked hollow and cheap. Maybe around Christmas they'll go on sale.

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    3. The description at Just Play should not indicate the doll is articulated if it is not beyond the usual areas. Thanks again!

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  2. I saw them about 2 weeks ago at TRU when I went looking for Kenya dolls. They kind of startled me when I passed by and not in a good way, but not in a creepy way either. They looked ... uncomfortable and had no personalities. That's the best way I can describe them. Kind of like Stepford Wives but in doll form. I'm not a big-doll kind of person anyway, so maybe that is coloring my viewpoint. As an adult collector I would say no but a kid might enjoy the novelty.

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    1. Hope you found the Kenya dolls you sought, Muff.

      Stepford wives, huh? Then what is your opinion of the My Size Barbies? I have two that I have never removed from the box. They are huge, but size doesn't bother me. My issue is space. I have a friend who, until she had to move to a smaller place, had every AA MSB that had been released and some extras that she redressed.

      Different tastes for different collectors is what makes the love of dolls interesting.

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    2. Debbie, I've never seen (or had previously heard of) My Size Barbies. Onlyalisa's photo of one next to Friend Nikki doesn't show a face so I looked up some images on line and videos on YouTube (this one in particular was extremely smile inducing).

      Hmmm. Even after viewing all that, they just aren't for me. I like a more compact sized doll and the 1:6 scale is best for me. Not too small that I'm fumbling about and not too big that I cant comfortably create an environment for them.

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    3. Muff,

      I understand your preference for more compact dolls. I am glad, though, that you have now been introduced to My Size Barbie, whose target market is definitely little girls.

      I really enjoyed the video of the little girl being surprised with one... that was pretty classic.

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  3. Love this doll! I got her Sunday at TRU! I've always been a fan of large sized dolls, I still have my, My Size Barbie from like 95! I must post Photos!

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